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Topic: Data Conversion
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Re: Data Conversion
Posted: May 21, 2013 7:51 AM
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TideMan <> wrote in message <>...
> On Tuesday, May 21, 2013 10:08:09 PM UTC+12, Garba wrote:
> > I have a data set, a daily degree data (366 data points) that I want to convert to hourly values (24*366 = 8784 data points). The raw data obtained are averaged hourly values. So I want to reconvert to the hourly values by generating random hourly values that will represent the daily average values. Any hint on a MATLAB script that will do this?
> You need to specify both the distribution and the scale parameter.
> e.g., normal distribution with standard deviation of x.
> Then you would do this:
> y=ybar*ones(1,24) + x*randn(366,24);
> y=y(:);
> where ybar is a column vector (366 x 1) of daily means.

Thanks very much it works, but when I average the 24 hourly values they dont equal the daily value

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